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Welcome to one of my very favorite posts of the year! Here you’ll find the top twenty five recipes on the skinny-ish dish! I love this post because it helps me know what readers are loving the most. If you’re new here (hi! welcome! think of this post as a tour guide to see what some of the current faves are here! I’m partial to pretty much any recipe here on the site and think they are all pretty awesome, but know some stand above the rest with readers! If you’ve been here for years (I appreciate you so much!) check out this post as a way to find a recipe you might not have known existed!
This is the perfect time to take to thank you all for being here and helping me continue to do what I love to do. I appreciate you all so much and I wish you the best year ahead.
This year has been very busy to say the least I honestly felt like I was always playing catch up and it was exhausting at times, but of course as it was filled with so many happy moments that I’m so grateful for! We’re on our third year in Tennessee and it’s been challenging at times and we’ve been extremely homesick for the Midwest, but we’re just so lucky to live in such a beautiful state now.
Be sure to comment below and let me and everyone else know what your favorite skinny-ish dish recipe is or what you think should be on the top twenty five!
PS! After the top twenty five I have an extra bonus countdown to check out if you scroll down. Enjoy!
Top Twenty Five!
25. Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls
It’s not secret that when I talk about these bowls- I tell everyone while they are inspired by the fast food resturant, they are SO MUCH BETTER. These Chipotle Style Bowls are filled with fluffy cilantro lime rice, perfectly seasoned pinto beans, shredded romaine lettuce, and epic tender chicken breast charred in all the right places. This is my favorite recipe for meal prep.
24. Ramen Noodle Salad
A new one to enter the top twenty five! For good reason too! Ramen Noodle Salad is a favorite midwestern potluck classic! Shredded cabbage, crunchy ramen, fruity Mandarin slices, and toasted almonds and sesame seeds tossed with a simple Asian flavor inspired dressing. I know it sounds kinda weird, but it’s definitely delicious. Add in some grilled teriyaki chicken for the ultimate meal!
23. Air Fryer Ranch Carrots
These carrots are one of my favorite side dishes and apparently yours too since they made the top twenty five! Baby carrots + a packet of ranch dressing seasoning mix = the best lil snackity snack or side dish to literally anything.
22. Cheesy Bruschetta Bites
This is a new one for the top twenty five too and it slipped by me. I didn’t realize it was gaining such popularity. Mini phyllo shells stuffed with garlic and herb cheese and topped off with fresh bruschetta. This is actually an older recipe too! It’s perfect for any party or gathering and literally takes under 15 minutes to prep!
21. Biscuits and Gravy Bake
Did you know that Biscuits and Gravy Bake was actually the very first recipe I posted for the “world” (okay my mom and like 10 different people back then) to see! Well since that day, it’s been one of the most popular recipes on the site. It’s even become a Christmas morning breakfast tradition for a lot of readers (such a compliment). Every year it makes its way to the top twenty five and that makes me so happy!
20. Bacon Cheeseburger Bowls
A deconstructed low carb classic cheeseburger complete with a Big Mac-ish sauce and don’t you dare skip the crispy onion + bacon topping. This one definitely deserves it’s place in the top twenty five!
19. Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken
An ultra flavorful saucey shredded chicken recipe that is perfect for all things tacos, burritos, nachos, enchiladas, taco bowls. You name it!
18. One Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
A one pot pasta take on a classic bacon cheeseburger meal. Perfect for weeknights and it’s incredibly delicious. If you were a big hamburger helper fan growing up (me too!)- you will LOVE this one. The kiddos will get excited for dinner time with this recipe.
17. Greek Meatball Bowls
Just call this one a cousin of my crazy popular Greek Chicken Bowls! This bowl filled with tender and juicy homemade meatballs, couscous, epic roasted vegetables, and topped with a creamy Tzatziki sauce drizzle that perfectly completes it.
16. Mom’s Chicken and Rice Casserole
Old-fashioned chicken and rice, lightened up for the perfect Sunday dinner. I literally grew up on a version of this casserole and it was the ultimate comfort food in my house! The biggest difference is that my mom usually made it with bone in chicken thighs and drumsticks. I love that I can have this version any night of the week and it’s so easy!
15. Cajun Chicken, Sausage, and Rice
A ridiculously easy creamy, spicy, comforting, Cajun flavor inspired casserole. I fill this one with turkey smoked sausage, chicken breast, peppers, onions, and rice. Definitely one to write home about and add to your menu right this minute!
14. Slow Cooker Italian Beef
Slow cooked, tender beef full of savory Italian flavor. This is a very Chicago/Midwestern meal and this recipe has been in my family FOREVER. The traditional way to eat it is on a hard roll with some mozzarella and maybe some roasted peppers/banana peppers, but also VERY good in basically any way shape or form. I also eat it over mashed potatoes!
13. Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
Tender and flavorful chicken fajita meat with peppers and onions made in the Air Fryer. When I tell you this is better than restaurant fajitas, you won’t’ believe me… that is until you make them yourself. So good!
12. Crock Pot Marinara Sauce
A freezer friendly, delicious slow cooked marinara sauce with spices and herbs. A, what I like to call, super versatile recipe that literally everyone needs. Keep this on hand at all times because you won’t regret it!
11. Loaded Chicken Bubble Up Bake
Biscuits layered with a creamy sauce and topped with green onions, bacon, and cheese! This indulgent, but lightened up casserole is one to make!
10. Easy Baked Chicken Breast
A simple and easy method to make perfectly tender chicken breast made in the oven. It’s the kind of recipe that I like to call “all purpose” or “very versatile” because I can use this chicken for SO MANY recipes. Soups, casseroles, salads, egg rolls, wraps, sandwiches, or just sliced up next to some mashed potatoes and veggies. It’s truly a GEM.
9. Philly Cheese Style Stuffed Peppers
Roasted bell peppers stuffed with a beefy mixture reminiscent of a classic Philly Cheese Steak sandwich for a fraction of the fat and calories and low carb too! These are so easy to throw together and bursting with goodness and flavor.
8. Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Chicken Pot Pie Soup is a cozy, easy, and family friendly soup. Chock-full of vegetables and tender chicken in a rich and creamy broth. Another big bowl of comfort!
7. Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings is a hearty and soul warming crockpot meal that’s filled with vegetables, chicken, and homemade dumplings. Sure to soothe your comfort food lovin’ soul. This is honestly one of my favorite foods. Ever. Lightened up or not. I could eat this for the rest of my life.
6. Chicken Salad with Grapes
This Chicken Salad with grapes is so simple and so delicious! The perfect recipe for healthy meal prep or a quick dinner during the summer. I love the classic flavor of chicken salad with the cool sweet crisp crunch of fresh grapes and the nutty flavor from the toasted almonds. I eat this one year round with crackers, veggies, apple slices, or on sandwiches!
5. Chicken Street Tacos
A crispy tortilla stuffed with super flavorful chicken and refried bean mixture that has been a fan (and fam!) favorite since the day I created it 7 years ago! This recipe makes a mess of healthy-ish tacos that are craveworthy! One of my favorite parts is that the tacos freeze WONDERFULLY so you can throw some in the freezer when the taco craving arises.
4. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Bake
A deliciously lightened-up breakfast casserole layered with biscuit, eggs, cheese, and bacon. It’s become a reader favorite over the years and one of my favorite breakfast too! It’s so easy to put together and it’s definetley a crowd pleaser. I know many readers have made this their go to Christmas breakfast which is pretty special!
3. Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili
The BEST. Fan favorite, family, favorite, chili cook off winner, busy weeknight hero, game day must have, bring to a friend who just had a baby- you name it- White Chicken Chili is the answer. This isn’t your classic red chili with beans and beef, but it is totally delicious and even chili purists will agree!
2. Pollo Loco -Mexican Chicken and Rice with Queso
This recipe has taken the website by storm since I posted it. And to think, I almost didn’t post it. This is inspired by the Pollo Loco that is my FAVORITE at local Mexican restaurants. My mom and I have been making this recipe for YEARS except when I posted it I decided to turn it into an extra easy One Pot dish to help readers have less dishes on busy week nights. In a nutshell, it’s delicious Chicken and Rice with Mexican flavor Inspo + queso (aka white cheese dip in some parts). It’s simple and it’s simply delish!
1. Greek Chicken Bowls
Is it really any surprise that this is the most popular recipe on The Skinnyish Dish? It’s been number one or two for the past three years now! If you haven’t tried this one yet, you are truly missing out. Tender flavorful grilled chicken bursting with Greek inspired flavor on top of a bed of rice (or orzo! or cauliflower rice! or lettuce! or couscous!… really your choice), and paired with the most delicious Cucumber Salad that ever existed.
Top five recipes created in 2022
BONUS! I’m often asked what the most popular recipes of the year are that were actually created this year. This year I decided to take this countdown one step further and give you the most popular recipes that I created in 2022! The year of 2022 brought some downright deliciousness to the blog and I’m so excited to share this list with you too!
5. Chicken Fajita Bowl
Chicken Fajitas in a bowl with black beans, rice, your favorite toppings, and lime crema.
4. Loaded Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup
A super creamy and delicious soup with potatoes, cauliflower, and all the toppings.
3 . Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili
A delicious Crock Pot meal inspired by the best of both worlds, buffalo chicken wings and chili!
2. Ramen Noodle Salad
Ramen Noodle Salad is a favorite midwestern potluck classic! Shredded cabbage, ramen, and almonds tossed with a simple dressing.
1. Greek Meatball Bowls
Mediterranean inspired bowls filled with meatballs, couscous, delicious roasted vegetables, and topped with a creamy Tzatziki sauce.
Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for being here and continue to support my dream. Appreciate you so much!